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AMCEN Session Launches Reports on Biodiversity, Climate Change, Mountains, South-South Cooperation[viewed]

A series of reports launched at the 15th session of the African Ministerial Conference on the Environment (AMCEN) address biodiversity decline and progress towards the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) Aichi Targets in Africa; development, food security and livelihoods in mountain communities; achievements from the China-Africa Cooperation Programme; climate change adaptation; and youth.

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SOER 2015 Highlights Challenges in Achieving European Environment Goals[viewed]

“The level of ambition of existing environmental policy may be inadequate to achieve Europe's long-term environmental goals,” according to ‘The European environment - state and outlook 2015 - synthesis report' (SOER 2015). The report finds that the region faces substantial challenges in protecting its natural capital, stimulating resource-efficient, low carbon economic and social development, and safeguarding its population from environmental health risks. The European Environment Agency (EEA) produces the SOER every five years.

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Progress Report Shows MDBs on Target To Meet Sustainable Transport Investment Goals[viewed]

The eight multilateral development banks (MDBs) are on target to reach their goal of investing US$ 175 billion in sustainable transport over the decade from 2012-2022, according to a report jointly published by the MDBs. The report emphasizes how the MDBs' sustainable transport investments are supporting climate-resilient, low-carbon growth in developing countries.

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Indicators Paper Proposes New Approach to Accountability[viewed]

In a paper titled 'Post 2015: A New Era of Accountability?," Sakiko Fukuda-Parr, The New School, and Desmond McNeill, Centre for Development and Environment, University of Oslo, call for “a new approach” to accountability. They highlight the responsibility of international organizations and rule-making bodies such as the World Bank and the World Trade Organization, which have “a moral responsibility not to exacerbate poverty." The paper was presented during a UN Statistics Division seminar on developing an indicator framework for the post-2015 development agenda, ahead of the 46th session of the UN Statistical Commission (UNSC 46).

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At IRF2015 Retreat, Member States Consider Post-2015 Finance Framework[viewed]

The Independent Research Forum on a Post-2015 Development Agenda (IRF2015) hosted an informal retreat for UN Member States to discuss creating an integrated finance framework for development. Discussion focused on mobilizing different forms of finance for development priorities, in the context of intergovernmental negotiations on the proposed Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Third International Conference on Financing for Development (FfD 3).

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Event: High-level Interactive Dialogue on Water for Life[viewed]

The President of the UN General Assembly (UNGA), in cooperation with UN Water, will convene a High-level Interactive Dialogue on the theme, ‘The International Decade for Action: Progress achieved and lessons learned relevant to the achievement of sustainable development'.

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Event: Indicators and Data for Climate Resilient Development: From Data to Information and Knowledge to Policy Actions[viewed]

This workshop aims to identify a core set of indicators and data sets for gauging climate resilient development to enable measurement in areas such as natural hazards, vulnerability, adaptive capacity, mitigation, resilience and development.

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Event: Regional Consultation to Pave the Way for the Third International Conference on Financing for Development[viewed]

Organized jointly by the UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) and the Regional UN Development Group for Europe and Central Asia, this regional preparatory consultation will focus on strategies and instruments the UNECE region has to offer to promote resource mobilization for sustainable development and the implementation of the post-2015 development agenda.

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Event: 17th Plenary Session of the Committee for Development Policy[viewed]

The Committee for Development Policy (CDP) - a subsidiary body of the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) - will hold it 17th plenary session to discuss: (i) strengthening accountability for sustainable development in the post-2015 era; (ii) CDP's contribution to the mid-term review of the Istanbul Plan of Action; (iii) the 2015 triennial review of the Least Developed Country (LDC) category; (iv) monitoring of countries graduated and graduating from the LDC category; and (v) fine-tuning of the human asset index.

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Event: Threats to Sustainability of the Forest Sector Workforce[viewed]

The UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) Forestry and Timber Section are convening the workshop in order to explore options for green jobs in the forest sector.

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